Asia holds the key to Apple's huge earnings

Apple's huge earnings were  shock to many of us in the West, but when the company's rabid following in Asian countries is taken into account, it's not so surprising.

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    Apple fans put on free promotional t-shirts with purchase of the newly launched iPad in an Apple Store in Singapore in this March file photo. Apple has a devoted following in several asian countries, which may help explain the company's blowout earnings report in the first quarter.
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Drop everything you're doing and read this fascinating look at the pricing power and loyalty mania Apple is beginning to enjoy across Southeast Asia. Blogger Peter Pham is on the ground in Vietnam and could school you on a thing or two about the region.

Keep in mind we're talking about a quarter of the world's total population or so...

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